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Won't start and the anti theft light coms on. I been to the gm dealer 3 times after running a diagnostics on it still can,t find the problem. sometimes the engine will start and the anti theft light comes on will driving. I am worried about the vehicle dying will driving on the highway. Is there something you can suggest.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. Did GM reset the anti theft system in your car? If it is going off, it will cause the car to not start.

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